Day of Surgery

If you are not feeling well, have a fever, congestion or new rash and need to cancel your procedure please call the OR control desk (425.899.3446).

Bring your ID card, copies of your insurance and pharmacy cards, and a method of payment for any co-pays. EvergreenHealth Medical Center accepts cash, checks and all major credit cards.

Co-pays for surgery may be paid in advance by contacting Pre-registration at 425.899.2722.

If you have an advance directive or durable power of attorney, please bring a copy of that paperwork to include in your hospital record.

If you do not have an advance directive, you can download forms here.

Continue to fast. This means no eating, drinking or smoking; no gum, mints or sucking candy after midnight. You may rinse your mouth out after brushing your teeth, but do not swallow any water.

Shower the morning of surgery using an antibacterial soap. Do not apply any lotions or deodorants.

Dry your hair thoroughly, but do not use hair-styling products or makeup, dark fingernail polish or perfume.

Take any medications you were instructed to take by your physician or the Preop Clinic nurse with only a sip of water at least three hours prior to your arrival at the hospital.

Do not bring any medications other than an inhaler or eye drops with you to the hospital.

Do not wear any jewelry, including rings and piercings. Jewelry is not allowed in our operating room for safety reasons, and we cannot be responsible for it.

Jewelry too tight to remove on an operative site may have be cut off prior to the procedure. We recommend seeing a jeweler.

Do not bring electronics, valuables or other items beyond a few toiletries, robe and slippers.

Dentures, glasses and/or contact lenses must be removed prior to your procedure; bring a container for storage. 

Wear loose fitting, warm, comfortable clothing and shoes that are easy to get on and off. No flip-flops, please.

Bring any special medical equipment that you use, such as crutches or walker.

If you have sleep apnea and have a CPAP machine, please bring the machine and all components with you.

Please plan to arrive at your scheduled admission time.

If you expect to be discharged the same day, you will not be allowed to drive yourself home and need to have your ride prearranged.

Check-In on Day of Surgery

We recommend parking in the Central parking garage. Please enter the hospital and follow the signs to the Blue elevator. The surgery department is on the 3rd floor in the Blue zone.

Take the Blue elevator up to the 3rd floor and follow the signs to the Surgical Services waiting room, which is to the right down the long corridor.  Identify yourself at the desk.

If you require additional assistance with getting to the 3rd floor Blue, please stop at the Blue information desk as you enter the hospital. Call the number provided on the sign at the desk if no volunteer is available.

Please be on time - your check in time is at minimum 90 minutes prior to your scheduled procedure. Some patients may be asked to arrive earlier for preparation purposes.

Two of your family members will be allowed to accompany you to the Pre-Surgical Care Unit where you will be admitted and meet your EvergreenHealth surgical team, including your surgeon, admitting and operating room (OR) nurses and anesthesiologist.

During Surgery

At the time you are transferred to the operating room, your family will be asked to return to the Surgical Services waiting room.

We provide a tracking board that allows your family to follow the progress of your case through the OR and into the recovery area.  Our patient support assistant and the helpful volunteer staff will explain how the tracking board works and provide the confidential ID number associated with your surgery (patient names are not displayed to protect patient privacy).

Family not at the hospital can monitor the surgery tracking board remotely.

The Outlet, a special area near the waiting room, provides seating, work space, outlets and free Wi-Fi.

Free coffee is available in the waiting room.

Snacks are available in our delis, and full meals are available at Cafe 128

After Surgery

Following your operation, you will be closely monitored by nurses and gradually awakened in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Family is not typically allowed in this area.

Once you're in the PACU, your surgeon will meet with your family or significant others in the Surgical Services waiting room.

Patients staying in the hospital will be transported to their rooms when ready.

When awake, patients who are to be discharged that same day will be moved to a separate recovery area where family or other designated adult will be reunited with them for post-surgery and post-anesthesia discharge instructions.

If postoperative prescriptions are given, the EvergreenHealth Professional Center Pharmacy (located on the second floor of the Coral zone, suite 210) can fill them. The Pharmacy is open Monday-Friday until 6 p.m.

If you prefer, you may have your prescription(s) filled at the pharmacy of your choice.

Patients who have received general anesthesia should have an adult present overnight after surgery if discharged home the same day.

Contact Numbers

The EvergreenHealth Surgery Care, Blue team will be assisting you in your surgical experience with us.

We will provide you with necessary information and teaching tailored to your health needs and your surgery.

Please feel free to ask questions as they arise.

These contact numbers are links to the surgical team:

Patient Registration - 425.899.2717
Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Preop Clinic - 425-899.2706
1- Blue at EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kirkland
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except holidays)

Pre-registration (Co-pay Information)  - 425.899.2722 
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Main OR Control Desk - 425.899.3446   
3-Blue at EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kirkland
Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. (except holidays)

Patient Support Assistant (Liaison) - 425.899.3431
Surgical Services Waiting Area
Monday - Friday 5:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.  (except holidays)